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P.S. Be Eleven

Williams-Garcia, Rita (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
P.S. Be Eleven
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Eleven-year-old Brooklyn girl Delphine feels overwhelmed with worries and responsibilities. She's just started sixth grade and is self-conscious about being the tallest girl in the class, and nervous about her first school dance. She's supposed to be watching her sisters, but Fern and Vonetta are hard to control. Her uncle Darnell is home from Vietnam and seems different. And her pa has a girlfriend. At least Delphine can write to her mother in Oakland, California, for advice. But why does her mother tell her to 'be eleven' when Delphine is now twelve?
Authors: Williams-Garcia, Rita
Title: P.S. be eleven
Publisher: New York :, Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 274 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Sequel to: One crazy summer.
Summary: Eleven-year-old Brooklyn girl Delphine feels overwhelmed with worries and responsibilities. She's just started sixth grade and is self-conscious about being the tallest girl in the class, and nervous about her first school dance. She's supposed to be watching her sisters, but Fern and Vonetta are hard to control. Her uncle Darnell is home from Vietnam and seems different. And her pa has a girlfriend. At least Delphine can write to her mother in Oakland, California, for advice. But why does her mother tell her to 'be eleven' when Delphine is now twelve?
Audience: 8-12.
Alternate Title: Be eleven
Post script be eleven
ISBN: 0061938637
9780061938634
0061938629
9780061938627
Statement of Responsibility: by Rita Williams-Garcia
Subject Headings: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) History 20th century Fiction. African Americans Fiction. Sisters Fiction. Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) History 20th century Juvenile fiction. African Americans Juvenile fiction. Sisters Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
Topical Term: African Americans
Sisters
African Americans
Sisters
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Jun 12, 2013
  • JCLBrownM rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

In this sequel to One Crazy Summer, the Gaither sister are back in Brooklyn with their father and grandmother after spending the summer with their poet-mother who was involved with The Black Panthers. I didn't find this story nearly as compelling as the first, but Williams-Garcia does a great job of revealing the race, gender and political issues of the late 1960's in this historical novel.

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